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 25th World University Games - Summer Universiade Belgrade 2009, Serbia, July 01-12, 2009 
Belgrade
 
On Line from Belgrade, Serbia  - this Web Blog is dedicated  to the swim audience of Serbia and other swim devotees all across Europe and the World...
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July 13 , 2009 .
Day After  - Spectacular Achievements at the Universiade...
 
Belgrade
(Belgrade, SRB) - Just the day after the Swimming competition concluded at the 25th World University Games Belgrade 2009, first statistics say that the ubelievable worthy event held at the Tasmajdan pool. 25 Games Records were set just in the finals, while additional 15 within the qualifications and Semi Finals. Eleven results went into Top 10 times ever swam out in the world. Just few of them have to be mentioned here: Rie Kaneto (JPN) in the women's 200 breast (2:22.32); Alex Vaderkaay (USA) in the men's 200 Ind.Medley (1:57.5); Ryosuke Irie (JPN) in the men's 100 back (52.60) while in 200 back (1:54.13); Igor Borysik (UKR) in the men's 200 breast (2:08.73); Pawel Korzeniowski (POL) in the men's 200 fly (1:54.30); Chad LaTourette (USA) in the men's 800 free (7:47.24); Svetlana Khokhlova (BLR) in the women's 50 fly (25.97), etc... Final Universiade 2009 team standings: 1/ United States (10 gold, 12 silver, 4 bronze medals), 2/Japan (10, 6, 14); 3/ Poland (4, 0, 2)...
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The University Games Medalists.
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. The USA 4x100 Free Men Relay (GR 3:14.74) - William Copeland (48.39); Christopher Brady (48.22); Eric McGinnis (49.71); Douglas Robison (48.42)....                   (Arr by I.Rasula)
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July 11 , 2009 .
Day-7  Four new GRs are set on the final day...
 
Belgrade  Evening Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Swimming competition at the 25th Universiade Belgrade 2009 concluded successfully after seven days... In the Women's 50m Freestyle winner of the gold medal was GERASIMENYA Aleksandra, BLR (GR 24.62). In the Men's 50m Freestyle, Italian ROLLA Andrea  earned gold (22.16). In the Women's 200m Butterfly, inspite entered as reserve, DEEVA Daria, RUS from the lane 8 won with the time of 31.55. In the Women's 200m Butterfly, gold medal is taken from MEHLHORN Annika, GER (2:07.35). In the Men's 400m Individual Medley, MATCZAK Mateusz, POL (GR 4:12.28). In the Women's 400m Freestyle PETERSON Kevyn, CAN took gold in 4:10.01. In the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay, the United States won (GR 4:01.90).. In the  Men's 4x100m Medley Relay the team of Japan took gold (GR 3:32.80). In this event, SRB team ranked 4th (3:40.21).  Final Universiade's swim team standing: 1/ USA, 2/JPN; 3/ POL
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Photo Gallery Day- 7- Finals.
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. Battle JPN vs. USA, the most exciting UB 2009 event 4x100 Medley Relay Final. (YouTube)...
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Belgrade  Morning Preliminaries
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 7 marks the last season of the swimming tournament at the World University Games Belgrade 2009... In the Women's 400m Freestyle top three positions were earned by: HEISS Kristen, USA (4:14.64), VORSTER Leone, RSA (4:15.01) and IOPPI Roberta, ITA (4:16.19). In the Men's 400m Individual Medley, U.S. swimmer VANDERKAAY Alex touched 1st (4:19.97) in front of MATCZAK Mateusz, POL (4:20.42) and TIKHONOV Alexander, RUS (4:20.80). In the Men's 400m Individual Medley, Germany's Team won in 4:09.28, following by the United States (4:07.42) and Russian Federation (4:07.60)... In the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay top three teams for the evening finals are: Japan (3:37.48), United States  (3:38.39) and Italy (3:39.40)... Click over the link bellow for the full official results of the Day-7 preliminaries.
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Follow here - official results.
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. Tasmajdan pool at the 25th Universiade's Swimming Day-7 in the morning prelims... 
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July 10 , 2009 .
Day-6  Five GRs, Siladji earned bronze in 50 breast (NR)...
 
Belgrade  Evening Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 6 of the evening events within the Semi Finals and Finals many great times were swam out...  In the Women's 1500m Free final, Japan's KIDA Yumi took gold medal (16:24.26). In the Women's 50m Breast SFs, best time is earned by VOGEL Kerstin, GER (31.38). In the Men's 100m Butterfly final, Kenya's DUNFORD Jason, took gold (51.29). In the Women's 200m Free final, Slovenian star ISAKOVIC Sara won with the time of 1:58.59... In the Men's 50m Free SFs, FESIKOV Sergey, RUS placed first (GR 22.02). In the  Women's 50m Back final, SAKAI Shiho JPN took gold medal (GR 28.17). In the same event SRB rec holder STRAZMESTER Marica ranked 8th (29.05). In the  Men's 200m Back final, IRIE Ryosuke, JPN swam out very near WR earning gold (GR 1:54.13 ).. In the Women's 200m Butterfly SFs, MEHLHORN Annika, GER ranked 1st (2:09.23). In the Men's 50m Breast final, SWANDER Kevin USA took gold (GR 27.14), while SILADJI Caba, SRB ranked 3rd (27.27 NR). In the Women's 50m Free SFs BRANDT Dorothea, GER ranked 1st (25.13). In the Men's 4x200 Free Relay, JPN team took gold (GR 7:11.54). 
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Photo Gallery Day- 6- Semis & Finals.
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. Caba Siladji, Serb record holder, earned bronze in the Men's 50 Breast Final. (YouTube)... 
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 Morning Preliminaries
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 6 of the swimming events at the 25th Universiade finished great as all previous one... In the Women's 50m Breaststroke the top positioned for the afternoon SFs was KIM Dal Eun, KOR (31.30) in front of VOGEL Kerstin GER (31.76)... In the most popular event Men's 50m Freestyle, DUNFORD David H. (KEN) touched first (22.29).. In the  Women's 200m Butterfly, top places was SERIKOVA Oksana UKR (25.36) in front of Aussie MILLS Alice (25.39). In the last morning event Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay, first three positions were caught by Japan  (7:19.27), USA (7:22.62) and RUS (7:23.35)... From the members of the Serbian squad, this morning Nadja Higl canceled 50 breast, Boris Stojanovic ranked 29th in the Men's 50 Freestyle (23.36), while Milas Silaski ranked 49th (24.85). In the Women's 50 Free Miroslava Najdanovski ranked 24th (26.25). while Sandra Milovic touched the wall as 42nd (27.89)...
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Follow here - official results.
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. Start of one of the morning heats in the Women's 50m Breaststroke at the Tasmajdan pool.
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July 09 , 2009 .
Day-5  Six new GRs, Second Silver for Serbia's Nadja Higl...
 
Belgrade  Evening Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 5  of the swimming events at the 25th Universiade concluded again with the new Games records... In the Men's 1500m Freestyle final, Poland's rec holder STANCZYK Przemyslaw picked up gold (GR 14:51.06), in front of LATOURETTE Chad, USA and Italian star COLBERTALDO Federico. In the Women's 200m Free SFs, top time was set by ISAKOVIC Sara, SLO (1:58.96). In the Men's 100m Butterfly SFs, DUNFORD Jason, KEN touched first (GR 50.85).  In the Women's 200m Breast final KANETO Rie won gold (GR 2:22.32), while Serbia's rec holder HIGL Nadja took silver medal (2:24.20). In the Men's 100 Free final, Russia's FESIKOV Sergey took gold (48.43). In the Women's 50m Backstroke SFs, top positioned was XU Tianlongzi, CHN (28.40). Serbia's STRAZMESTER Marica ranked 7th (NR 28.97). In the Men's 200m Backstroke SFs IRIE Ryosuke, JPN touched first (GR 1:56.03). In the Women's 100m Butterfly final WILSON Hannah, HKG earned gold (GR 58.24). In the last evening event, in the Men's 50m Breast SFs, ranked 1st was SILVA Felipe, BRA (GR 27.23), while SILADJI Caba, SRB placed 3rd (27.31 NR)...
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Photo Gallery Day- 5- Semis & Finals.
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. Nadja Higl, in the women's 200 Breast earned her second Universiade Vice-Champion's title...
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Belgrade  Morning Preliminaries
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 5  of the swimming events at the 25th Universiade started with the morning qualifications.. In the Men's 200m Backstroke top three positioned were: IRIE Ryosuke, JPN (1:58.40), RESS Eric, FRA (1:59.18) and SCHIRK Patrick, USA (2:00.30)... In the Women's 200m Freestyle, far best was Slovenian swimmer ISAKOVIC Sara  (1:59.57)... In this event, OSTOJIC Milica, SRB ranked 23 (2:04.18), while MILOVIC Sandra, SRB placed 40th (2:16.30). In the Men's 100m Butterfly, top three places were caught by DUNFORD Jason, KEN (52.22), IRIE Shimpei, JPN (52.52) and BRADY Christopher, USA (52.40). In the Women's 50m Backstroke best time for the evening SFs was set by XU Tianlongzi, CHN (28.71) ... In this event SRB competitor STRAZMESTER Marcia placed 11th (29.47), while DIKANOVIC Danijela touched 30th (31.19). In the Men's 50m Breaststroke, best three were: SILVA Felipe BRA (GR 27.45), DUGONJIC Damir, SLO (27.66) and GOMES JR. Joao, BRA (27.69).. SRB rec holder SILDAJI Caba was ranked 4th (27.79). Second SRB competitor in this discipline was HAMZIC Zlatan (29.21) ranked 30th. The last event of the moning sessions was the Women's 1500m Freestyle.... See the complete results.
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Follow here Day- 5- official results.
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. Start of the Men's 100m Butterfly on the Day-5 qualifications at the Tasmajdan pool...
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July 08 , 2009 .
Day-4  Four GRs this evening, Nadja Higl set GR & NR...
 
Belgrade  Evening Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 4  evening SF & F were delayed for the unbelievable storm that over flown Belgrade. Despite that, great performances could be seen in the evening events. In the Women's 800m Free final, gold medal was picked up by SPRAGUE Whitney, USA (8:32.71).. In the  Women's 200m IM final, OHLGREN Ava, USA (GR 2:12.07) earned second gold for the USA this evening. In the Men's 100m Free SFs, top positioned was U.S. swimmer COPELAND William (48.53). In the same event Serbia's SILJEVSKI Radovan ranked 8th (49.50). In the Women's 100m Butterfly SFs, WILSON Hannah, HKG swam out the best time of 58.52. In the Men's 200m Breast final, BORYSIK Igor, UKR caught gold (GR 2:08.73). In the Women's 100m Back final, SAKAI Shiho, JPN earned gold (1:00.30) in front of MURDOCH Katy CAN (1:00.92). In the Men's 200m Butterfly final, Poland's athlete KORZENIOWSKI Pawel, took gold (GR 1:54.30). In the Women's 200m Breast semis, Serbia's swimmer HIGL Nadja set new NR and GR (2:23.34) placing first for tomorrow's final. In the Men's 50m Backstroke, Japan's swimmer KOGA Junya earned gold medal (GR 24.63) followed by his team mate IRIE Ryosuke (25.05)... In the last event, Women's 4x200m Free Relay final, USA team won with the time of 8:00.49...
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. Nadja HIGL, Serbian rec holder, Olympian and the UB2009 Vice-Champion. (Ph by I.Rasula)
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Belgrade  Morning Preliminaries
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 4  in the morning qualifications, as it was in the three previous one  brought marvelous swimming... Here is the review of the complete results of the  top athletes. In the Women's 200m Breaststroke, Japan's swimmer KANETO Rie (2:25.28) and Serbia's HIGL Nadja (2:26.35) earned the top positions for the evening semi finals... In the Men's 100m Freestyle 68 competitors took part in the preliminaries... Russia's FESIKOV Sergey ranked 1st (48.47) in front of PROSSER Cameron from Australia (49.04) and LANG Flori SUI (49.21)...In the same event, Serbia's record holder SILJEVSKI Radovan ranked 10th (49.83) and earned the lane for the evening semi finals. In the Women's 100m Butterfly, WILSON Hannah HKG placed first (59.21)... In the Men's 1500m Freestyle, French competitor ROUAULT Sebastien ranked 1st (15:24.13) in front of LATOURETTE Chad, USA (15:24.73) and Poland's swimmer STANCZYK Przemyslaw  (15:24.96)... Click the link bellow to open up the official results data base...
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. Part of the strong swimming selection of Japan at the 25th Universiade Belgrade 2009....
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July 07 , 2009 .
Day-3  Six GRs - Two first medals for Serbia...
 
Belgrade  Evening Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 3 evening Semis & Finals brought another great swim achievements... In the Men's 800m Free final, the U.S. swimmer LATOURETTE Chad earned gold medal (7:47.24 GR)...In the Men's 200m Breaststroke SFs, the top positioned was MAHONEY Sean (USA), in 2:09.79... In the Women's 200m IM semis, top time set OHLGREN Ava (USA) in 2:13.23.. In the Men's 200m Freestyle, gold medal was picked up by Japan's UCHIDA Sho (1:47.63 ). Serbia's swimmers MARKOVIC Djordje (1:49.15 NR) was ranked 5th, while SILJEVSKI Radovan placed 8th (1:49.96)... In the Women's 100m Breaststroke Italian BOGGIATTO Chiara  took gold medal (1:07.15 GR), while SRB rec holder HIGL Nadja earned silver medal (1:07.80). In the Men's 200m Butterfly SFs, Japan's KANEDA Kazuya  swam out the best time (1:56.39). In the Women's 100m Freestyle final,, WILSON Hannah (HKG) took gold (54.35 GR), while Serbia's NAJDANOVSKI Miroslava devided 3rd position and bronze medal with the U.S. swimmer KENNEDY Madison (54.96). In the Men's 200m Individual Medley final, VANDERKAAY Alex (USA) won with the time of 1:57.58 (GR). In the Women's 100m Backstroke SFs, SAKAI Shiho, JPN positioned 1st (1:00.23 GR), while Canada's  MURDOCH Katy also swam better the old GR (1:00.67). In the last evening event, in Men's 50m Backstroke SFs, Japan's KOGA Junya ranked 1st (24.74 GR). 
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Photo Gallery Day- 3- Semis & Finals.
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. Minja Najdanovski,SRB in the Women's 100m Freestyle final. earned Universiade's bronze.
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 Morning Preliminaries
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 3 started with the morning prelims... In the  Men's 200m Butterfly
heats, the best times for the evening SFs were set by  TPE  - HSU Chi-Chieh (1:57.86). JPN  - SAKATA Ryusuke  (1:58.07) and POL  - KORZENIOWSKI Pawel  (1:58.25)... In the Women's 200m IM KITAGAWA Asami JPN (2:15.08) and OHLGREN Ava, USA (2:15.40) earned top times. In the Men's 200m Breast, LTU swimmer TITENIS Giedrius set new GR (2:11.74) and positioned 1st. In the Women's 100m Backstroke, Japanese SAKAI Shiho set new GR (1:00.74) followed by  Canada's MURDOCH Katy (1:00.87). In the Men's 50m Backstroke first thre ebest times were set by IRIE Ryosuke, JPN (GR  25.16); LANG Flori, SUI (25.36) and KOGA Junya, JPN (25.56). In the same discipline Serbia's swimmer KOPAS Ivan ranked 34th (27.03 LBT)... Click the link bellow to find out the complete Day-3 results reports.
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.See the Women's 100 Breast final where Nadja Higl earned Silver Universiade's medal...
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July 06 , 2009 .
Day-2  Almost every race concluded with new Games Record
 
 Evening Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 2 in the evening semis and finals, the unbelievable results confirmed spectacular swimmin. In the Men's 50m Fly final Slovenia's GODEC Jernej  earned gold medal (23.41), while Serbia's LENDJER Ivan ranked 6th (23.73)... In the Women's 100m Free semi finals, Serbia's NAJDANOVSKI Miroslava (NR) and Hong Kong's WILSON Hannah divided 1st place (54.73)...In the Men's 100m Back final IRIE Ryosuke, JPN took gold (52.60 GR).. In the Women's 50m Fly final, Belarus KHOKHLOVA Svetlana  took gold (GR 25.97).. In the  Men's 100m Breast final BORYSIK Igor (UKR) earned gold (GR 59.53), while Serbia's SILADJI Caba ranked 5th (1:00.02). In the Women's 100m Breast SFs, Japan's NOSE Hitomi positioned 1st (1:07.86), while Serbia's HIGL Nadja ranked 3rd (NR 1:08.07). In the Men's 200m Ind.Medley semi finals, the U.S. swimmer VANDERKAAY Alex ranked 1st (GR 1:59.09).. In the Women's 200m Back final, Britain's PROUD Sephanie, took gold medal (GR 2:08.91)... In the last Day-2 events, there were two heats in the Men's 200 Freestyle. Top positioned was UCHIDA Sho, JPN (1:49.19), while MARKOVIC Djordje, SRB ranked 2nd  with the new NR (1:48.34)...
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Photo Gallery Day- 2- Semis & Finals.
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. The spectacular race at the Universiade 2009 - 100 m Men's Breast Final...(Ph by I.Rasula)
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Belgrade  Morning Preliminaries
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 2 in the morning prelims, few great results were swam out... Here is the review of the top times in the finished events... In the Men's 200m Freestyle JPN  swimmer UCHIDA Sho set the best time of 1:48.78. In the same event two Serbia's athletes SILJEVSKI Radovan placed 4th (1:49.36) and MARKOVIC Djordje 8th (1:49.88) both earned positions in the evening Semi Finals.. In the  Women's 100m Breaststroke, Serbia's swimmer HIGL Nadja ranked first (1:08.30 NR) followed by the U.S. swimmer REEMAN Katlin placed first (1:08.33).. In the Men's 200m Individual Medley the USA  athlete MAHONEY Sean  ranked first (2:00.48).. In the Women's 100m Freestyle top position for SF earned AUS  swimmer MILLS Alice (55.15, while  Serbia's record holder NAJDANOVSKI Miroslava touched 14th (56.66), while OSTOJIC Milica was placed 36th (59.03). In the last morning event, in the Men's 800m Freestyle Poland's athlete STANCZYK Przemyslaw (Universiade 2009 champion in 400 free and record holder) ranked first with the time of 8:00.15.. Click the link bellow to open-up or download the full official results of the Day-2 prelims...
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. Fantastic conditions by the Tasmajdan swim complex in Belgrade - just for the top times...
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July 05 , 2009 .
Day-1  Seven new GRs, Serbia's  Men's couple earned finals... 
 
 Evening Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day -1 in the evening semis and finals, spectacular results have appeared. In the Men's 400 free final, STANCZYK Przemyslaw (POL)earned gold medal in 3:46.72 (GR). In the Women's 50m Fly semis, best time was set by MACCAGNOLA Cristina (26.46 GR). In the Men's 100 back semis,  IRIE Ryosuke  (JPN) ranked 1st (52.87 GR). Second final this evening was the Women's 400m IIM in which, the U.S. swimmer OHLGREN Ava earned the gold medal (4:40.61)... In the Men's 100 breast semis, Serbia's SILADJI Caba touched first overall (59.90 GR and new NR)... In the Women's 200m Backstroke semis, Britain's swimmer PROUD Stephanie set the best time overall in 2:10.27... In the Men's 50 butterfly, Kenia'sDUNFORD Jason ranked first with the time of 23.09 (GR), while Serbia' LENDJER Ivan caught 4thposition for tomorrow's final (23.61). The final races of the relays in the Women's 4x100 free winner is USA (3:41.81), while in the Men's, the USA squad earned gold (3:14.74 GR). See the official results...
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Photo Gallery Day- 1- Semis & Finals.
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. Serbia's Ivan Lendjer in the men's 50 fly morning heats ranked 4th overall in a time of 23.75
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 Morning Preliminaries
Day-1 of the swimming events of the 25th World University Games eclosed the next discipline: Men's 400m Freestyle, Women's 50m Butterfly, Men's 100m Backstroke, Women's 400m Individual Medley, Men's 100m Breaststroke, Women's 200m Backstroke, Men's 50m Butterfly, Women's and Men's  4x100m Freestyle Relays... 
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  Within the moning session few worthy results have been swam out... In the men's 400 free Italian COLBERTALDO Federico  (GR 3:48.14); in the women's 50 fly Italian MACCAGNOLA Cristina  -  (26.90); in the men's 100 back IRIE Ryosuke, JPN  (53.64); in the women's 400 Ind.Medley American  OHLGREN Ava (4:44.50); in the men's 100 breaststroke swimmer from NZL FERRIF Nicholas  (1:00.58), while Serbia's SILADJI Caba ranked 4th (1:00.84); in the women's 200 backstroke, Britain's  PROUD Stephanie (2:10.92;) in the men's 50 fly Slovenia's GODEC Jernej  (GR 23.43), Serbian star LENDJER Ivan caught the 4th position for the semi-finals (23.75)... In the women's and men's relay 4x100 free, the highest positions were caught by the squad of United States  (3:42.91) and (3:16.25) respectively...
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Photo Gallery Day- 1- Prelims.
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. Few sparkles from the water and tribune of the Tasmajdan pool Day-1 (Arranged by I.Rasula).
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July 04 , 2009 .
Mattew Matt Jaukovic (AUS) - quarantined for Virus H1N1... 
 
M.Jaukovic
Our unconfirmed info from July 02 as well as our appeal to Ms. Jodie Taylor, High Performance Coordinator of the Australian team in Belgrade yesterday to feed us with the exact info about the influenced athlete from their delegation, now make reality... Informed officialy by the Australian University Sport and the Swimming Australia, Matt Jaukovic, ex-world record holder in 50 fly (SCM), student of the University of Sydney, withdraws from 25th World University Games...
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  In a joint press release today, Australian University Sport and Swimming Australia Limited announced that Australian swimmer Matthew Jaukovic has withdrawn from competition at the 25th Universiade due to viral bronchial pneumonia and confirmed positive to the H1N1 virus. Matthew is recovering and is being cared for through the Military Hospital Belgrade, Serbia in consultation with Australian University Sport team doctors. Matthew was expected to race in both the men’s 50m and 100m Butterfly at the Tasmajdan swimming complex in Belgrade next week.Head Coach of the Australian Swimming Team for the Universiade, Leigh Nugent added that Matt was an important part of our squad and his presence will be missed by the 12 strong swimming team that includes Olympic Gold medallist, Alice Mills.
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Full information from the unisport.au.com.
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. Stephen Alderman coach and Matt Jaukovic  in Sydney after breaking WR in 50 fly (Oct. 2008).
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July 04 , 2009 .
U.S. swimming team is leading by Katy Freeman... 
 
K.Freeman
This spring at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Invitational, when she finished 2nd to world champion and Olympic medalist Leisel Jones (AUS) in the 200 breast Katy Freeman exploded as a new American swim hope (breastroker).. For her last school year at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Katy took part at the 2009 NCAA Championship, where in the women's 200 yd. breast she was ranked 8th. Originally a backstroker, Freeman took up the breaststroke as a teenager and quickly found her niche. At UCSB, she trains with the distance freestyle swimmers rather than the sprint breaststrokers because her style and tempo favor the longer distance breaststroke event. For the USA swimming web page on her way to Serbia, Katy said: "I really feel like I'm going into it blind because, aside from my U.S. teammates, I know almost nothing about the competition"...The United States is sending a total of 26 swimmers to Belgrade. The American swimmers roster were chosen based on their performance at the 2008 U.S. Open Championships been held in Minneapolis, Minn. 
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  Here is the full roster of the American swim team. Women:Lyndsay DePaul (Orange, Calif.), Kelsey Ditto (Austin, Texas), Katy Freeman (Concord,  Calif.), Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.),  Madison Kennedy (Avon, Conn.), Michele King (York, Pa.), Michelle McKeehan (Franklin, Ind.), Chelsea Nauta (Tampa, Fla.), Emily Neal (Plano, Texas), Ava Ohlgren (Northville, Mich.), Lauren Rogers (Concord, Calif.), Morgan Scroggy (Aurora, Ore.) and Amanda Sims (Santa Rosa, Calif.)... Men: Bobby Bollier (Mission Hills, Kan.), Chris Brady (Wilmington, Del.), Clark Burckle (Louisville, Ky.), Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), William Copeland (Lexington, Va.), John Criste (Saugus, Calif.), Chad LaTourette (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Sean Mahoney (Rio Vista, Calif.), Eric McGinnis (Raleigh, N.C.), Matt Patton (Charlotte, N.C.), Scot Robison (Charlotte, N.C.), Kevin Swander (Carmel, Ind.) and Rex Tullius (Port Orange, Fla.)..
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.  Katy Freeman at the meet in Santa Barbara in 2009 (Photo from the BW Conference).
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July 03 , 2009 .
Preliminary Entry Lists in the Swimming...
 
Belgrade
The Organizing Board of the 25th World University Games has started issuing today the preliminary lists of all 40 events (disciplines) which will be held in the swimming competition... Despite some participants are omitted, prior to corrections would be made, this is the possibility for the swimmers and coaches to be oriented about the concurrents, some psych analyzing, etc..
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  The Organizing Board has inaugurated the quality PHP data base at the official web site, so the on-line monitoring would be provided. Beside that, the PDF and HTM reports will be available in each discipline in the preliminaries, semi-finals and finals...
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Swimming Entry Lists starting Day-1.
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  At the pool deck the large score board would provide the instant monitoring and the official timings for every event.  Stay here with us, while we hope we'll have the confirmed entries until the end of the evening (of every entered participants )...
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.  Last preparations of the athletes for the events at the Tasmajdan center.. (Ph by I.Rasula).
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July 03 , 2009 .
Chiara Boggiatto leads Italian 38-swimmers delegation...
 
C.Boggiatto
The Italian 38-swimmers delegation will be leaded by its best women's breastroker Chiara Boggiato. Chiara, Italian record holder is born in the town of Moncalieri in 1986. Specialist of 50m, 100m and 200m breast, equally in SC and LC. She won in career 28 Italian titles. Her significant Euro risen started in Trieste for the Euro Champs 2005 (bronze medals in 100 & 200 breast). This year in Riccione (ITA) Chiara set NR in 100 breast (1:08.09), while at the recent  Mediterranean Games 2009 she picked up silver medal in 200 breast (2:26.84). Her brother is Alessio Boggiato former world champion in 400 IM and Olympian (Sidney, Athens and Beijing). 
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  Here is the full roster of the Italian Team. Women: Boggiatto Chiara (Nuoto Livorno), Buratto Erica (Ispra Swim Planet), De Nardi Valentina (CS Esercito/Larus Nuoto), Demozzi Veronica (esrcito/Buonconsiglio), Ferraioli Erika (CS Esercito/Forum SC), Florio Silvia (CS Esercito/Nuoto Livorno), Gemo Elena ( Aniene), Ioppi Roberta (Ispra Swim Planet), Maccagnola Cristina (DDS), Mancin Giorgia (DDS), Migliori Ambra ( Aniene), Pasini Elisa (Ispra Swim Planet), Pinto Delfina (Salaria Nuoto), Simonetto Maria Laura (Plain Team Veneto), Tecchio Gigliola (Aniene), Venice Carla (Insubrika).. Men: Aversa Mattia ( Aniene), Benatti Lorenzo (Aniene), Berardi Michele (Salaria N), Cassio Nicola ( Aniene), Catalano Enrico (Ispra Swim Planet), Catalano Alberto (Ispra Swim Planet), Colbertaldo Federico (Fiamme Azzurre/Montebelluna Nuoto), Cosentino Michele (Ispra Swim Planet), De Lucia Riccardo (RN Torino), Di Pippo Francesco (Salaria N), Dinia Vittorio (Aurelia N), Facchinelli Paolo (NC Azzurra 91), Florenzano Niccolo (RN Florentia), Franciolini Federico (N Livorno), Giordano Matteo (Delphina SC Napoli), Goldin Rudy (Team Lombardia), Icobone Stefano (Ispra Swim Planet), Milli Matteo (Forum SC), Rolla Andrea (Ispra Swim Planet), Santucci Michele (DDS), Scozzoli Fabio (Imola Nuoto), Sommaripa Marco (Esercito/Aurelia N).
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.  Chiara Boggiatto - Italian, European and the world super star... (Ph by Nuoto Livorno).
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July 03 , 2009 .
Australian Team - leaded by Matt Jaukovic (Sydney University)...
 
AUS Team in Belgrade
Australia sent one of the most crowded teams at the Belgrade Universiade... The 185-strong Australian delegation in all sports, led by Chef of the Mission Martin Roberts, consists of 19 Olympians attending as either competitors or coaches, highlighting the high standard of the competition at the World University Summer Games. Announcing the national team in the middle of June, Kate Ellis, the Hon. Minister for Youth and Sport underlined the importance of sport in university life.    "The upcoming government  reforms will help to sustain university sporting teams and facilities – promoting active and healthy lifestyles on campus and fostering the development of future Australian athletes” Ms Ellis said. 
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The members of the coach board: Head Coach Leigh Nugent, Manager Wayne Lomas, Ass.
Coach Stephen Alderman, Physiotherapist Lauren Harms... Here is the full roster of the AUS Swimming Team: Craig Calder (University of Canberra), Amy Cockerton (Monash University), Matthew Jaukovic (The University of Sydney), Gene Kubala (Bond University(), Thomas Miller (The University of Sydney), Alice Mills (University of Canberra), Jonathon Newton (The University of Sydney), Theodore Pasialis (University of Sydney), Cameron Prosser (University of Canberra), Lloyd Townsing (The University of Melbourne)...
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.  Part of the Australian University team in the Belvile Village Belgrade - flag rising ceremony... 
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July 02 , 2009 .
Canadian Team - most serious swim squad in Belgrade...
 
K.Murdoch
One of the serious prepared national selections for the swimming competition at the 25th Universiade 2009 is Canada... 42 swimmers (4 Olympians) are selected due to the standards that were defined in 2008.  Two crucial trials were CIS Championships, in February and Spring National Championships in March 2009, (held at theUniversity of Toronto). Have to be mentioned that 11 members of the University of Calgary Dinos swim program are on the team, along with head coach Mike Blondal and assistant coach Kevin Anderson. The University of Calgary Dionis won their first-ever CIS women's title in 2009 and finished second on the men's side.  The Dinos make up more than one quarter of the team headed to Belgrade.  Beside them here are also students from other Canadian as well as the USA universities. Highlighting the selection for the Universiade is the Olympic foursome of Brian Johns of Richmond, B.C., Keith Beavers of Waterloo, Ont., Richard Hortness of Medicine Hat, Alta and Matt Rose of Lindsay, Ont.
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  Here is the full roster of the Canadian Team: Women - Jennifer Carroll, Jessika Craig,   Melanie Dodds, Paméla Filiatrault-Veilleux, Laval, Breanna Hendriks,  Tara Ivanitz, Marie-Soleil Jean-Lachapelle,   Haylee Johnson,  Jessica Johnson,  Hanna Kubas, Allison Long, Heather Maitland,  Seanna Mitchell,  Katelyn Murdoch, Hayley Nell, Kevyn Peterson,  Hanna Pierse, Marie-Pier Ratelle and Kayla Voytechek. Men  - Kelly Aspinall,  Warren Barnes, Keith Beavers,  Ray Betuzzi, Steven Bielby, Rory Biskupski,  Jonathan Blouin,  Zack Chetrat,  Xavier Desharnais,  David Dimitrov, Philippe Dubreuil,  Richard Hortness,  Brian Johns, Bryn Jones, Marco Monaco, Nicolas Murray, Callum Ng, Matt Rose, David Sharpe, Matthew Swanston, Chris Tobin and Brian Yakiwchuk...
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.  Katelyn Murdoch, University of Calgary, top Canadian hope for the highest positions... 
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July 01 , 2009 .
25th Universiade - Belgrade 2009 is opened...
 
(Belgrade, SRB) - The 25th Summer Universiade is opened this evening in Belgrade. Prior to that event that has been organized at the Belgrade Arena, the glamurous defile of more then 7,500 athletes and officials from all continents (144 countries) concluded at the route from the Belvile Sports village to the main hall. George Killian, President of the FISU  and Serbia's Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic marked the start of this biggest sports events ever held in Serbia... Showing the open hearts of the Belgrade citizens, Vlade Divac, now President of the Serbian Olympic Committee said these days: "I welcome all the athletes, and I hope they will get to know the beauty of our coutry, our culture and our people. Evribody knows that Serbia has great sports tradition and warm and generous people".
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  According to the info been reached from the organizer of the swimming competition 61 coutries will be presented by the Tasmajdan pool. Up to now 608 participants overall are already entered in 40 disciplines all 7-day events (July 05 to July 11)...
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Photo Gallery from the Opening ceremony.
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.  Few sparkles from the participants defile and the opening ceremony... (Photo by I.Rasula)
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June 30 , 2009 .
Press Conference of FISU and UB2009 Organization Committee
 
Belgrade
(Belgrade, SRB) - At the UB 2009 press conference hall today, the joining between the President of the International University Sport Federation (FISU) and UB2009 Organization Committee held... In his first turning to media, George Killian said: "When I visited DIF two months ago I thought it should be the worst place I had ever been to. When I returned to DIF again, I saw something I could hardly believe my eyes. In only a few weeks DIF has been completely revamped. I was given a promise and the promise was kept. If I were a university professor I would give our hosts A plus"... The deputy premier  of the Serbian Government, also the Head of the Organizing Board of the 25th Universiade, Bozidar Djelic explained: "The Universiade is a reflection of the Republic of Serbia. It doesn't mean that this Universiade will be inferior to previous one. I believe that we can do better with less money. We thank FISU for understanding our situation, because their understanding has saved us six million Euro we would have otherwise spent on the opening ceremony. I would like to point out that the organization of the Universiade has once again brought to the fore proverbial Serbian resourcefulness." Djelic used to inform media representatives that athletes were delighted with the University Village. "Our guests are students from the four corners of the world. They are satisfied with the quality of sports venues, accommodation, and food.  The opening ceremony will be preceded by a grand parade of all participants.
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. George Killian, FISU President and Bozidar Djelic UB2009 Chief - at the press conference.
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June 29 , 2009 .
Schedule of all swimming events at the Universiade 2009...
 



* Click here to download the official Swimming Schedule (.pdf)
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June 28, 2009 .
Few facts to introduce the Universiade...
 
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The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival (developed and organized by the FISU  - International University Sports Federation), which is staged every two years in a different city and which is second in importance only to the Olympic Games. Summer and Winter Universiade are ogranized. The Summer Universiade consists of 12 compulsory sports (Athletics - Basketball - Fencing - Football - Gymnastics - Judo - Swimming - Diving - Water Polo - Table Tennis - Tennis - Volleyball) and up to three optional sports chosen by the host country. The record figures are 7,805 participants in Izmir, Turkey in 2005 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea in 2003.  Univerzijada je medjunarodni sportski i kulturni festival (razvijen i u organizaciji FISU - Medjunarodne univerzitetske sportske federacije), koja se odrzava svake druge godine u razlicitom gradu u svetu i nalazi se na drugom mestu po znacaju odmah iza Olimpijade. Odrzavaju se letnje i zimske Univerzijade. Letnju Univerzijadu cini 12  sportova (Atletika - Kosarka - Macevanje - Fudbal Gimnastika - Judo - Plivanje - Skokovi u vodu - Vaterpolo - Stoni tenis - Tenis i Odbojka), kao i najvise 3 opciona sporta po izboru domacina. Rekordan broj ucesnika od 7.805 sportista bio je u Izmiru (Turska) 2005. god., a najveci broj zemalja ucesnica 174 u Deageu (Koreja) 2003.god.
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The Universiades are open to all students - athletes that have not been out of university or its equivalent for more than a year and that are between 17 and 28 years old. Any association which belongs to FISU may enter a team or an individual competitor. Entries are accepted from any country which is eligible for the Olympic Games and from any national federation which is affiliated to an appropriate International Federation.  Univerzijada je otvorena za sve studente - sportiste koji su redovni clanovi univerziteta ili ekvivalentinih ustanova vise od  1 godine u starosnoj dobi od 17 - 28 god. Bilo koja asocijacija clanica FISU-a moze da prijavi svoj tim ili individualnog takmicara. Prijave su validne i iz bilo koje zemlje koja moze da ima ucesce na Olimpijadi i iz bilo koje nacionalne asocijacije koja je uclanjena u odgovarajucu medjunarodnu federaciju.
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In Belgrade, for the upcoming 25th Summer Universiade, 15 sports are at the program - among them the Swimming. It is expected more the 7,000 participants from about 150 countries.. A place for the swimming events (in 40 disciplines for 7 days) will be famous Tasmajdan water polo and swim center... U Beogradu ce, tokom predstojece 25-te Univerzijade biti 15 sportova na programu, medju kojima i plivanje. Ocekuje se ucesce preko 7,000 takmicara iz oko 150 zemalja.. Mesto plivackih dogadjaja (40 disciplina tokom 7 dana), bice dobro poznati vaterpolo i plivacki centar Tasmajdan...
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Tasmajdan swim center in Belgrade, host place of many famous events in aquatics...
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(By Igor Rasula, Belgrade, June 2009, AIPS id SRB05252)
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